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Hello and welcome to Happy Family Art, where you will find fun places to visit around NJ, art lessons, craft tutorials, coloring pages and more! 

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How To Sew An Apron

How To Sew An Apron

Cold weather always makes me want to sew or knit. That is why I had to make a few aprons ...
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Hiking Stairway to Heaven

Hiking Stairway To Heaven

Vernon, NJ October 2017 I have read one of the articles describing the best places to hike in NJ, and ...
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3D Watercolor Fish

3D Watercolor Fish

I try a lot of different art lessons, some are great and some not so much. I judge the lesson ...
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Places To Visit This Fall:

Our Visit to Lakota Wolf Preserve

Our Visit to Lakota Wolf Preserve

Columbia, NJ May, 2017 I have been meaning to visit this place for years. Over the years, I have heard ...
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Our Visit To Herrontown Arboretum

Our Visit To Herrontown Woods Arboretum

Princeton, NJ February 2017 Life takes me to the Princeton area quite frequently, and I absolutely love the days where ...
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Our Visit To Sourland Mountain Preserve Hiking in NJ

Our Visit To Sourland Mountain Preserve

Hillsborough Township, NJ September 2016 As I was looking through my photos for 2016, I realized that there is one ...
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Our Visit To Leonard J Buck Garden

Our Visit To Leonard J Buck Garden

Far Hills, NJ October 2016 Nestled in the heart of New Jersey is a beautiful little place. Leonard J Buck ...
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Our Visit To Rutgers Gardens

Our Visit To Rutgers Gardens

New Brunswick, NJ October 2016 This is yet another amazing place that we have visited for the first time! There ...
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Our Visit To Willowwood Arboretum

Our Visit To Willowwood Arboretum

July 2017 Morristown NJ Recently, I have been noticing that our day trip, adventure going dynamic has changed around here.  ...
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Our Visit To Terhune Orchards In Princeton Mercer County Destinations

Our Visit To Terhune Orchards in Princeton

Princeton, NJ May 2017 As we spend at least one day a week in Princeton, we try to explore different ...
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Our Visit To Princeton University and Princeton Art Museum

Our Visit To Princeton University and Art Museum

Princeton, NJ Frequent Visitors One of my kids has an activity close to Princeton that lasts half  day.  It is ...
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Our Visit To Watchung Reservation

Our Visit To Watchung Reservation

Mountainside, NJ At least every month for the last 15 years! A reader brought to my attention that this description of Watchung ...
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Our Visit To Turtle Back Zoo Essex Count Destinations

Our Visit To Turtle Back Zoo

West Orange, NJ A few times a year. Not far from us is a wonderful zoo, Turtle Back Zoo. We ...
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Our Visit To Longwood Gardens Pennsylvania Daytrip Destinations

Our Visit To Longwood Gardens

Kenneth Square, PA Summer 2013 Longwood Gardens in PA has got to be one of the most beautiful places in ...
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Our Visit To Duke Farms Somerset County Destinations NJ Free And Inexpensive Places

Our Visit To Duke Farms

Hillsborough Township, NJ Several times a year. We absolutely love Duke Farms, especially now, after the renovations, when you can ...
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New Hope and Lambertville Pennsylvania Destinations Hunterdon County Destinations

Our Visit To New Hope and Lambertville

New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ We go there so often, that I just couldn't put a date on it ...
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Our Visit To New Jersey Botanical Garden

New Jersey Botanical Garden

Ringwood, NJ We go there a few times a year! New Jersey Botanical Garden is located in Ringwood, NJ. It ...
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Our Visit To Liberty Hall Museum Union County Destinations

Our Visit To Liberty Hall Museum

Kean University, New Jersey September 2015 "Built in 1772, on the eve of the American Revolution, Liberty Hall has been ...
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Rainy Day Art and Craft Projects

Embroidery Hoop Star Map

Embroidery Hoop Star Map

Recently, I inherited a lot of embroidery hoops from an elderly neighbor.  It is truly a big pile, so expect ...
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How To Make An Easy Princess Costume

How To Make An Easy Princess Costume

As I mentioned before, for me, colder weather brings on uncontrollable bouts of crafting.  I get the incessant need to ...
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Making A Tiny Witch Hat

Making A Tiny Witch Hat

I made this hat because it's chilly outside (not that it will protect you from the cold, I just get ...
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How To Make A Spooky Halloween Pop Up Card

How To Make A Spooky Halloween Pop Up Card

I have always loved pop up books, and pop up cards.  When I was a kid they seemed downright magical ...
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How to draw a face in colored pencil how to color in a face

How To Color In A Face

As I was working on my next coloring book, I made a page that I absolutely fell in love with ...
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How To Make Outdoor Mosaic Art

How To Make Outdoor Mosaic Art

This year we did some major cleaning and got rid of a lot of stuff around the house, especially the ...
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Georgia O'Keeffe Art History Lesson For Kids

Georgia O’Keeffe Art History Lesson For Kids

Everyone is familiar with Georgia O'Keeffe's larger then life flowers, and if they are not, they should be! She was ...
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How To Draw A Tree Tutorial

How To Draw A Tree

'How to draw a tree?' is a question that I get asked often, online an offline, so I decided to make ...
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How To Make Beaded Dragonfly Earrings

Beaded Dragonfly Earrings

Here is an awesome tutorial for beaded dragonfly earrings.  Seriously, these came out very cool!  I made a pair for ...
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Magic Wands Craft Tutorial

Magic Wand Craft Tutorial

I always see some amazing things that awesomely creative people make out of paint sample papers.  Here is what I ...
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Color Pencil Landscape Drawing

Color Pencil Landscape Drawing

Color pencils have got to be one of my most favorite mediums. I love how much control you have with ...
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How To Draw Sunflowrs

How To Draw Sunflowers

This particular project took me a while to complete.  At first I just started drawing sunflowers and photographing every step, as ...
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Finger Painting Art Lesson

Finger Painting Art Lesson

Both my kids and the kids in the art class have been asking for to do some finger painting. After giving ...
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Sparkly Felt Crown Tutorial

Sparkly Felt Crown Tutorial

It was cold around here last few weeks.  REALLY COLD!!! So cold, in fact, that we had to stay inside ...
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Crayon Resist Fall Leaves Art Lesson

Crayon Resist Fall Leaves Art Lesson

I love fall, and this year we finally have a decent fall.  No more storms knocking all the leaves off ...
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Beaded Lace Necklace Tutorial

Beaded Lace Necklace Tutorial

Every time I go to a craft store I love all the colorful beads they have hanging on the walls, ...
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Beaded Felt Pins Tutorial

Beaded Felt Pins Tutorial

These beaded felt pins are a small craft project that are fun and really simple to make.  I made some to ...
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Free Nature Coloring Pages

Free Nature Coloring Pages

Halloween Coloring Page
Halloween

More Coloring Pages

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happy family artNJ Travels

Here you will find all sorts of fun day trips all over New Jersey and surrounding states. You can read about our family’s experiences there and hopefully get out and have fun! Also, be sure to check out our very popular list of FREE OR INEXPENSIVE PLACES FOR FAMILY FUN IN AND AROUND NJ.

happy family artArt Lessons

Take a look at the many art lessons we have. So far there is acrylic, watercolor, how to draw, amazing coloring pages and more!

Art Stuff:

Art by Mariya Kovalyov Art by Mariya KovalyovArt by Mariya Kovalyov